A Critical Review on Morat With Special Reference to Ayurveda Classical Texts
Keywords:Morat, Controversial plants, Bruhatryee, Nighantu
Morat is considered as a significant medicinal plant in the indigenous system of medicine [Ayurveda] as it has wide application as single drug. It is very effective in various Urinary disorders. It has been observed that several species of plants which are referred under one common name, making them more controversial. Documentation defects in manuscripts, same synonym but different plants, geographic variations are some of the reasons attributed to it. Due to different languages and morphological similarities between plants generates controversy. In India, there are many plants which use a common name Morat and creates controversy. Under the name of Morat, botanical identity such as Leea macrophylla Roxb., Saccharum officinarum L., Alangium salvifolium (L.f.)Wang. Marsdenia tenacissima Wight. & Arn., Maerua arenaria Hook, Chonemorpha fragrans Moon are considered as they exhibit same medicinal properties. The purpose of this work is to review and differentiate the plants which are known as Morat in Ayurved classical texts.
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